Following recent changes to the Canada COVID-19 non-medical mask guidelines, our customers can now choose to add a 3rd middle layer of fabric to your custom-sewn cotton mask.
You can opt for an third, middle layer made with either:
- 600 thread count, 100% cotton
- Rigid polyester interfacing
600 thread count 100% cotton is very tightly woven, soft and flexible. This high thread count cotton has the same washability as the cotton we use to hand sew masks. If you like a soft flexible mask then this is a great choice.
Rigid polyester interfacing is stiff like a tailored shirt collar or cuffs, renders masks that are not flexible.
Care for your 3 layer mask exactly as you would for any cotton garment:
- Wash between uses
- Hand or machine wash
- Hang or tumble dry low (due to the potential for high heat to affect the elastics)
We are not using polypropylene in our masks for several reasons:
- Cannot be washed at high temperatures, so laundering is a problem
- Cannot be ironed, or it will melt
- Cannot be put in the dryer, since it prone to warp or melt with the heat
- Degrades quickly over time with repeated washing
Common products made from polypropylene include construction house wrap, black plant barrier for gardening, textured grocery bags, blue fabric surgical sheeting. There is a myriad of opinions on the disadvantages and merits of polypropylene so for all the aforementioned reasons we are not incorporating this in our masks.
As two formidable Toronto women, we started our small business by hand-sewing all the masks that we sell. We cut four pieces of cotton for every mask and sew them all together to make a smartly tailored, handmade cotton face mask. We take comfort and fit very seriously. You can adjust your mask to your unique face and head size to achieve a comfortable fit, with no gaps. We are careful to select all-natural, tightly woven quilters' cottons in all our masks, and we wash and tumble dry before hand-sewing each mask. We have over 100 styles to choose from, and adding more each week. We are proud to operate an ethical business and having a positive impact on the environment. You can feel good knowing that each mask is sewn by hand right here in Canada.